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The Division Update 1.7 Releasing on August 15th


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Tasmania, Australia
The Division Update 1.7 Releasing on August 15th
Global Events, Classified Gear Sets and more coming soon.

The next big content update for Tom Clancy’s The Division, namely update 1.7, arrives on August 15th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Ubisoft Massive has confirmed that patch notes will go live on August 14th at 6 PM CEST.

The update introduces a ton of new features including Global Events, which enable different modifiers across the game’s content; Commendations, an in-game achievement system that rewards new vanity items with the completion of tasks; a station to customize your current character’s appearance; Encrypted Caches for picking up Premium items that can be purchased with real money or key fragments; and Classified Gear Sets which add six piece bonuses to existing gear sets. The Classified Gear Sets will actually be offered as rewards for participating in Global Events through the collection and spending of Global Tokens.

As for other rewards like Masks, another vanity item, they won’t be seen until the update actually goes live. For more information on update 1.7, you can check out below the summary of Massive’s last State of the Game.


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Tasmania, Australia
This State of the Game focused on the release of Update 1.7 and revealed some additional changes that will be introduced into the game with Update 1.7.

Update 1.7
  • Releasedate: Tuesday August 15th
  • Patch notes will be released on Monday August 14th at 6 PM CEST

Global Event Outbreak

  • Starts at August 15th – the exact time is not clear yet, but it is at the same day as 1.7 drops
  • It is the one with the toxic NPCs and the headshot modifier
  • It will run till August 22nd - so next Tuesday

Commendations / Patches

  • Commendations will be activated with 1.7 and it will add a new achievement-system into the game. You will be rewarded with a new vanity item – the Patches. You can put them on your character.


  • Were not shown in this State of the Game - they remain a surprise
  • You can get those based on your performance during the Global Events

Character Customization Station

  • You can now customize your character in the Terminal – but there are restrictions and you will have the same options as you had when you created your character

Encrypted Caches

  • New Encrypted Caches will be added to the game, that can be bought with real money or key-fragments that can be collected in game.
  • They contain vanity items and can be collected by the Premium Vendor.
  • Summary how they function than be found here: Link

Year 2 Summary

  • The detailed Update 1.7 summary will be online when we get closer to launch, until then you can check out the Year 2 summary

Classified Gear Sets

  • Lone Star / Final Measure / Dead Eye will be added to the game with the first Global Event

Last Changes

  • Stable Weapon Talent was changed to 10% - you can still get it on sub-30 weapons, but not in endgame weapons
  • Ballistic Shield gets a PVP modifier – players now do 20% more damage to shields than before.
  • In addition to that, the 3-piece bonus of D3-FNC was changed from "+30% Ballistic Shield health" to 10% Damage to Elites - this is a preparation for the classified version of the set.

Global Event Caches

Droprates have been confirmed:

  • 2 Guaranteed Drops in each cache plus one possible bonus item
  • 45% chance that it is a Classified item
  • 43.5% chance that it is a normal Gear Set item
  • 11.5% chance that it is an Exotic item

  • There is also a 12.5% chance that you get a bonus drop and when you get one, you have a 90% chance to get a classified and a 10% that you get an Exotic piece

Global Event Tokens

  • Drops have been reworked and fixed from the PTS, so that you have the same behavior across the board.

Encrypted Caches

  • Key-Fragments have now a 20% droprate
  • They drop from any named boss in the entire content (Underground needs to be confirmed but they should also drop Key-Fragments)

The lag investigation is still going on and that was also the reason they did not go into too much detail. But they have identified at least one issue they intent to fix:

Server / Client de-synchronisation

  • This is something that has been reported in many videos. This happens when you see/do something on your client but another players sees something completely different
  • Multiple causes have been identified and they are currently working on fixes.

Other causes are still under investigation - they will keep us informed.

Known Issues
Adept talent

  • Is under investigation, because it has become an issue for the community

Looking Forward
Double Field Proficiency Caches

Finally, this weekend we are hosting a Double Field Proficiency Cache event. All agents will receive two field proficiency caches each time they fill their field proficiency bar.

  • Starts: August 11th at 00:01 UTC
  • Ends: August 14th at 00:01 UTC


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Tasmania, Australia
New feature: Global Events

  • Global Events are time-limited events that add special modifiers to the PvE parts of The Division.
  • Taking part in a Global Event will award you Tokens that you can use to purchase Classified Gear caches (detailed below) and unique vanity items (that are currently not included on the PTS).
  • The Global Event features a modifier that can be applied to existing content. Two extra modifiers can be enabled to increase the challenge and the rewards.
  • Earn Global Event Tokens by playing the content and exchange them for Global Event Caches at the vendor.
  • Rewards include
    • Three Classified Gear Sets.
    • Three different Weapon Skins.
    • One vanity set.
  • Global Event specific Commendations are available to challenge you even further.
New feature: Commendations & Patches
  • Commendations introduce hundreds of challenges across several categories for agents to accomplish. Commendations cover all aspects and areas of the game, both for PvE and PvP.
  • Unlocking achievements reward the player with Commendation Score. Your tallied score is displayed to other agents.
  • Some special Commendations award a Patch, a brand new vanity item. These Patches are displayed on the agent’s arm, replacing the default Phoenix patch.

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